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EBW Healthcare series

Adult HIV, Birth Defects, Child Healthcare, Childhood HIV, Childhood TB, Intrapartum Care, Maternal Care, Mother and Baby Friendly Care, Newborn Care, Newborn Care, Perinatal HIV, Primary Maternal Care, Primary Newborn Care, Saving Mothers and BabiesEBW Healthcare publishes an innovative series of distance-learning books for healthcare professionals, developed by the Perinatal Education Trust, Eduhealthcare, the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation and the Desmond Tutu TB Centre, with contributions from numerous experts.

Adult HIV, Birth Defects, Child Healthcare, Childhood HIV, Childhood TB, Intrapartum Care, Maternal Care, Mother and Baby Friendly Care, Newborn Care, Newborn Care, Perinatal HIV, Primary Maternal Care, Primary Newborn Care, Saving Mothers and Babies

The aim is to provide appropriate, affordable and up-to-date learning material for healthcare workers in under-resourced areas, so that they can manage their own continuing education courses which will enable them to learn, practise and deliver skillful, efficient patient care.

The EBW Healthcare series is built on the experience of the Perinatal Education Programme (PEP), which has provided learning opportunities to over 60 000 nurses and doctors in South Africa since 1992. Many of the educational methods developed by PEP are now being adopted by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
 

Take practice tests and online exams

Now you can complete your EBW Healthcare courses online at http://exam.ebwhealthcare.com
  • Get lifetime access to the multiple-choice tests for each book
  • Take timed online exams at your convenience
  • Earn CPD points for selected courses
  • Receive a PDF certificate when you successfully complete a course

Each exam code costs R50 (about $7), and gives you lifetime access to all the tests for the course, so you can take the tests as many times as you'd like. Then, when you're ready, you can write the exam to earn a certificate and, for selected courses, earn CPD points too.

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Adult HIV

Adult HIVThis book has been developed by the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation.

Adult HIV was developed by doctors and nurses with wide experience in the care of adults with HIV, under the auspices of the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation at the University of Cape Town.

The aim of the book is to enable healthcare workers at primary-care clinics to manage all aspects of HIV-related patient care.

Adult HIV covers:

  • an introduction to HIV infection
  • management of HIV-infected adults at primary-care clinics
  • preparing patients for antiretroviral treatment
  • antiretroviral drugs
  • starting and maintaining patients on antiretroviral treatment
  • an approach to opportunistic infections.

 


 

Birth Defects

Birth Defects

Birth Defects was written for healthcare workers who look after individuals with birth defects, their families, and women who are at increased risk of giving birth to an infant with a birth defect. Special attention is given to modes of inheritance, medical genetic counselling, and birth defects due to chromosomal abnormalities, single gene defects, teratogens and multifactorial inheritance. This book is being used in the Genetics Education Programme which has been developed to train healthcare workers in genetic counselling in South Africa.

 


 

Child Healthcare

Child Healthcare

Child Healthcare addresses all the common and important clinical problems in children, including immunisation, history and examination, growth and nutrition, acute and chronic infections, parasites, skin conditions, and difficulties in the home and society.

Child Healthcare was developed for use in primary care settings.

 


 

Childhood HIV

Childhood HIV

Childhood HIV enables nurses and doctors to care for children with HIV infection. It covers an introduction to HIV in children, the clinical and immunological diagnosis of HIV infection, management of children with and without antiretroviral treatment, antiretroviral drugs, opportunistic infections and end-of-life care.

  • Keep up-to-date with the latest guidelines in HIV patient care for children
  • Complete the course with an online multiple-choice exam when you are ready
  • Practise what you learn, while you learn, without having to leave your workplace

 


 

Childhood TB

Childhood TB

Childhood TB was written to enable healthcare workers to learn about the primary care of children with tuberculosis. The book covers an introduction to TB infection, and the clinical presentation, diagnosis, management and prevention of tuberculosis in children and HIV/TB co-infection. Childhood TB was developed by paediatricians with wide experience in the care of children with tuberculosis, under the auspices of the Desmond Tutu Tuberculosis Centre at the University of Stellenbosch.

 


 

Intrapartum Care

Intrapartum Care

Intrapartum Care was developed for doctors and advanced midwives who care for women who deliver in district hospitals. It contains theory chapters and skills workshops adapted from the labour chapters of Maternal Care. Particular attention is given to the care of the mother, the management of labour and monitoring the wellbeing of the fetus.

Intrapartum Care was written to support and complement the national protocol of intrapartum care in South Africa.

 


 

Maternal Care

Maternal Care

Maternal Care addresses all the common and important problems that occur during pregnancy, labour, delivery and the puerperium. It covers the antenatal and postnatal care of healthy women with normal pregnancies, monitoring and managing the progress of labour, specific medical problems during pregnancy, labour and the puerperium, family planning and regionalised perinatal care. Skills workshops teach clinical examination in pregnancy and labour, routine screening tests, use of an antenatal card and partogram, measuring blood pressure, detecting proteinuria and performing and repairing an episiotomy.

Maternal Care is aimed at healthcare workers in level 1 hospitals or clinics.

 


 

Mother and Baby Friendly Care

Mother and Baby Friendly Care

Mother and Baby Friendly Care describes gentler, kinder, evidence-based ways of caring for women during pregnancy, labour and delivery. It also presents improved methods of providing infant care with an emphasis on kangaroo mother care and exclusive breastfeeding.

 


 

Newborn Care

Newborn Care

Newborn Care was written for healthcare workers providing special care for newborn infants in regional hospitals. It covers:

  • resuscitation at birth
  • assessing infant size and gestational age
  • routine care and feeding of both normal and high-risk infants
  • the prevention, diagnosis and management of hypothermia, hypoglycaemia, jaundice, respiratory distress, infection, trauma, bleeding and congenital abnormalities
  • communication with parents.

Skills workshops address resuscitation, size measurement, history, examination and clinical notes, nasogastric feeds, intravenous infusions, use of incubators, measuring blood glucose concentration, insertion of an umbilical vein catheter, phototherapy, apnoea monitors and oxygen therapy.

 


 

Perinatal HIV

Perinatal HIV

The HIV epidemic is spreading at an alarming pace through many developing countries, increasing the maternal and infant mortality rates, and adding to the financial burden of providing health services to all communities. Nowhere is the devastating effect of this infection more obvious than in the transmission of HIV from mothers to their infants. In order to decrease this risk, all healthcare workers dealing with HIV-positive mothers and infants will need to receive additional training. Perinatal HIV was written to address this challenge.

This book enables midwives, nurses and doctors to care for pregnant women and their infants in communities where HIV infection is present. Special emphasis has been placed on the prevention of mother-to-infant transmission of HIV.

Chapters have been written on HIV infection, antenatal, intrapartum and infant care, and counselling. Colleagues from a number of hospitals and universities in South Africa were invited to review and comment on the draft document in order to achieve a well-balanced text. It is hoped that this training opportunity will help to stem the tide of HIV infection in our children.

 


 

Primary Maternal Care

Primary Maternal Care

Primary Maternal Care addresses the needs of healthcare workers who provide both antenatal and postnatal care but do not conduct deliveries. The content of these chapters is largely taken from the relevant chapters in Maternal Care. It contains theory chapters and skills workshops. This book is ideal for staff providing primary maternal care in level 1 district hospitals and clinics.

 


 

Primary Newborn Care

Primary Newborn Care

Primary Newborn Care addresses the care of infants at birth, care of normal infants, care of low-birth-weight infants, neonatal emergencies, and important problems in newborn infants.

This book was written specifically for nurses and doctors who provide primary care for newborn infants in level 1 clinics and hospitals.

 


 

Saving Mothers and Babies

Saving Mothers and Babies

Saving Mothers and Babies was developed in response to the high maternal and perinatal mortality rates found in most developing countries. Learning material used in the book is based on the results of the annual confidential enquiries into maternal deaths and the Saving Mothers and Saving Babies reports published in South Africa. This book should be used together with the Perinatal Problem Identification Programme (PPIP).

The five units cover the concept of mortality audit, the causes of maternal and perinatal mortality, the management of mortality meetings, and the use of the Perinatal Problem Identification Programme (PPIP). It addresses maternal, stillbirth and early neonatal mortality rates in cities, towns and rural areas, the causes and avoidable factors, and ways of preventing many of these deaths.








 

 

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